All About Scrap August Sketch Challenge with my sketch!

Hi everyone! I am so very excited to share with you all the August Sketch Challenge over at the All About Scrap Magazine. All About Scrap is a Swedish Magazine packed full of the most amazing inspiration and talented ladies ever. I was lucky enough to create a sketch this month for the challenge and I decided to incorporate a challenge for myself also. That is, fitting more photos into a page.

So here is my sketch using 6 photos and you can click here to view the website and enter the challenge. 

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I had originally intended on going completely Shabby Chic and had a layout all planned in my head but I then decided to show a more flat easier version still using this very over the top sketch.

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I have used the fabulous Echo Park Paper Co Picnic Mini Theme Papers and stickers. 

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The super fun photos were taken at a recent birthday party for a boy from church and this donut eating competition was so funny to watch and the kids had such a good time trying to eat without using their hands LOL.

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The background splatters were created using Tim Holtz Distress Stains literally just splattered down.

I also have a little RAK on offer for anyone who enters the challenge and also visits my blog and leaves a comment. Checkout the prize…

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Be sure to check out the magazine All About Scrap and join in the fun of this month’s sketch challenge.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

My Minds Eye June Sketch Challenge

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Hi everyone! I decided to do some more challenge playing before the month’s end and this time I have played along with the fabulous My Minds Eye June Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch and you can see the challenge on the My Minds Eye Blog here.

And here is my take on the sketch. I have added a few layers which of course is what I seem to do too often LOL. I have used the My Minds Eye Unforgettable Collection Papers for this layout on some Kraft Cardstock.

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I have ripped and sliced various pieces of the My Minds Eye Unforgettable Papers and then doodled randomly on some as well.

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I have added some Pink Paislee Mist-a-bles Arrows to the layout which I have coloured using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a paint brush to create an ombre effect.

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I have also added a Black Sequin Heidi Swapp arrow as well as a piece of an A2Z Scraplets Scalloped Chipboard banner which has simply been coated with white paint and then doodled on.

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I decided to add a Pink Paislee Artisan Element circle over the photo which has been coloured slightly with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink and then I have added some American Crafts Chipboard Thickers which I have sanded back to create a more distressed look.

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Final touches included some Black Dylusions Ink Splatters, Some very random machine stitching and doodling then voila!

Well that is it from me today. Hopefully I can still fit in one more challenge entry before the month’s end. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Once Upon A Sketch June Challenge

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Hi everyone! Wow my poor blog has been neglected in my moving house but all that is about to change I promise. I am happy to say that my studio is unpacked to the point of being able to work in there YAY. Not ready for classes yet but I have too much to catch up on to worry about that this week anyway.

I hope you are all well and having a fabulous day wherever you are in the world. Today I wanted to quickly come share my entry for this month’s Once Upon a Sketch Challenge. I am super late with the deadline being midnight tonight but there is still time for anyone eager to get their entries in. The challenge this month is to use the sketch below and to incorporate the theme “My Guilty Pleasure”.

Ok so my guilty pleasure is probably Pepsi Max because I really cannot live without it but coming close for second place would be my love for Scrapbooking Supplies but mainly FLOWERS! Yes I have way too many yet I never seem to have the right one for the task LOL. The photo is an instagram pic that I took while I was packing up my studio for the move and I was a little shocked when I unpacked my flowers into these giant bags.

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The fabulous papers that I have used are from the Prima Marketing Art Journal 12×12 Paper Pad. I am just in love with these fabulous papers at the moment and they worked well with the layout that I had in mind although I added a couple of extra layers that weren’t in the sketch LOL I just couldn’t help myself.

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After layering all the paper together with my photo I decided that I wanted to machine stitch around all the edges which of course is a lot easier BEFORE you layer things together but I think I pulled it off LOL. I then went to town with a sewing pick to rip up some of that stitching to give a more aged shabby look. I also kept all the loose threads from the machine stitching so I could add to the flower clusters.

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The Scalloped Chipboard piece was cut from the A2Z Scraplets Nested Scalloped Squares. To decorate these I have simply added some Mother of Pearl Modelling Paint over the top roughly and then stamped with my Stampin Up Polka Dot Wood Mounted Background Stamp. Just love the effect it created and I then added some Glossy Accents to help the Prima ABC letters adhere properly to the chipboard piece.

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The background paper was also given some smeres of the Viva Decor Mother of Pearl Modelling Paint over the Prima 12×12 Static Stencil. I just adore this stencil and I am sure it will be my new favourite.

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Last but not least was a bunch of fabulous Prima flowers, a Flourish with a Bling Grace Pearl Flourish cut up,  some journalling, inking with distress inks on the shabby resin, and Distress Staining the flower edges with White then voila!

I hope I have inspired you all to get creative and don’t forget that the Once Upon A Sketch Challenge ends midnight tonight and you can view the website here.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

Flourish with a Bling June Sketch Challenge

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Good morning everybody, I hope you are all well and rested after the lovely weekend. Some of you in other countries are still in the middle of your weekend so to of you lucky peeps enjoy! Today I am here to share this month’s challenge over on the Flourish with a Bling blog. This month it was my turn to create a challenge and because I was moving house and I only just found out about the challenge the first week of June, I went ahead and created a sketch from an old layout of mine that has Flourish with a Bling goodies used on it. I have love Flourish with a Bling since their beginning so of course I had plenty of older layout to choose from.

Checkout the Flourish with a Blog post here to join in the fun and go in the running to win a fabulous FWAB prize pack eeekkk yummo!

Here is the sketch that I have created…

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…and here is my example layout…

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Be sure to head on over here and checkout the challenge details so you can be in it to win it! Awesome pack of goodies up for grabs for the winner and still plenty of time to get your entries in.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xx